The role diversity anxiety can play in ‘living while black’ incidents: OPINION
“Cornerstone Caroline” and “Pool Patrol Paula” have recently become viral memes showing white people who call the police to report a black person going about their daily life.
In concert with increasing racial and ethnic diversity in many communities — and the ability to record a video with a smartphone — the internet is giving the U.S. an education in what racial prejudice can look like.
White people are projected to make up less than half of the U.S. population by 2044, and sociologists and psychologists are debating the possible consequences that shift will have on race relations. It might bring us closer to Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream, but it does not seem to come without a few nightmares along the way. (read more)